Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Allegation refuted of Chinese troops being stationed in North Korea

An article in the People’s Daily China has categorically denied the Chosun Ilbo newspaper report which rumored that Beijing is in discussions with Pyongyang about stationing troops in a North Korean port.

"China has neither the plan nor the conditions to deploy troops in other countries," said Zhang Zhaozhong, a military expert at the PLA National Defense University.

There are only several conditions under which Chinese troops will be stationed in other countries, according to the Chinese Defense Ministry's official. And that includes for peacekeeping missions and disaster rescue efforts approved by the UN.

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